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Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and its special kind of magic.
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: June 2nd 2020 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Jocelyn Green
Stories That Bind Us is another masterpiece from Susie Finkbeiner. I cried at several places. Finkbeiner is never melodramatic about anything, she just lets the drama of the human condition unfold on the page without fanfare or embellishment, because it doesn't need any of that. As an author, she has this uncanny ability to touch on really hard things while never being dark about it. There is always hope. Even in the middle of the HARD HARD HARD, there is hope and light.

I loved living in this
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Shawn Smucker
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, Susie Finkbeiner has done it again, given us a heart-breaking, heart-warming story so fixed in real time that reading it feels like visiting some familiar past. Her narrator is warm and genuine and brings us along at just the right pace. Im left wishing I could spend time with the Sweet family in person, play with the boys, taste the pastries. Is there anything more wonderful than a story full of characters that take up residence in our own history? This story is a gift. ...more
Chris Jager
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Finkbeiner once again pens a story that will bring you home to the small town you grew up in. Or wanted to. Family is close and taking care of their own, church members help when needed and you wish you could plunk right down in the middle of it.

Betty Sweet is to young to be a widow. Her beloved Norman is gone and she is unsure of how she will live without him. After spending one month hiding in her house, she decides that is enough and she must go on, at least that is what Norm's sister Marvel
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A lovely, Sweet and touching read.
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Susie Finkbeiner is the author of All Manner of Things as well as the CBA bestselling Pearl Spence series.

When shes not writing or traveling to speak at retreats or conferences, Susie enjoys lunch dates with her husband, reading with her kids, and drinking coffee with good friends.
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